Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tcencore2003 Nice ride
Mower looks and runs quite well. Shipping took longer than expected. When ordered it showed in stock, but still took a week before it shipped. Once shipped it arrived fairly quick.
July 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Newbs99 Made in the USA
This mower seems about as solid as it gets deck-wise and frame-wise. Though the wheel hydraulic motors make a slight squeeling sound, this doesn't affect the performance. Overall, a great cut for the price. It's also stickered Made in the USA on the side, a BIG bonus for me. And the engine, though not American but probably made in America, has the reliability of a Toyota(Japanese). The only drawback is that it doesnt come with an hour meter, but they are super-easy to install. With proper care, it ought to last forever.
May 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Hustler Raptor 52 So Far So Good
Purchased from different retailer because this model was not in stock. Did a lot of research never owned a Zero Turn always had yard tractors. At first controls were touchy but after 20 minutes I was zipping around trees, bushes, and a basketball (kids). I have a hill in my yard pretty steep more than 15 degrees and on dry grass did not slip at all. There was a little noticeable slip around the ditch in the front but never lost control and when I stopped the controls the mower stopped and I continued mowing the ditch. Went from a 48in Craftsman GT3000 to a Raptor Hustler and cut yard cutting in half. When I finally bought Hustler my grass was easily a foot high and it went through it great no clumps of grass left behind it throws and tumbles the grass like it has a mulcher (it doesn't and yes I ordered the mulcher). Wish it had an hour meter included you can buy one for $60 or order one for $20 online (Huskavarna I know it is spelled with a cue but my keyboard will not type a cue anyway it fits in factory hole and wires are already there).
July 5, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Todd Too good to be true
I purchased this mower due to price and decent reviews. I had a bolt break and the deck dropped in the first 30 minutes of use. I had parts overnighted and was able to cut my lawn. I finished cutting my lawn and I had fuel leaking. I found a loose fuel line. Clearly on this LOW END unit quality is sacrificed. I was lucky enough to return it for a full refund. Its pretty sad that I couldn't even get 2 hours of use without issues.
May 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ropeman Good Machine
All Good but the delivery, white glove delivery I was told that the mower would be delivered and put in my garage,
the 52" mower came on A strait truck with A 36" lift gate to wide to use the driver backed up to A bank and almost turned the mower over un loading it,
and wanted to leave it there saying white glove delivery is just dropped at the site I went and got gas, and wouldn't sign his paper work until I herd it run to make sure it was ok,
this is not A complaint"" BUT HOME DEPOT YOU NEED A BETTER DELIVERY SORCE FOR THIS PRODUCT, Dale Reece Hamilton AL 35570
August 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jason Very solid machine
Cuts great, excellent motor, took awhile to get used to the zero turn controls as they are very touchy but I bet they will smooth out a bit over time as it gets some cutting time. After doing a good bit of research I chose this easily over the Toro. Very happy with my decision. I know Hustler invented the zero turn and hopefully the durability will excellent. I used to have 2 Ariens tractor mowers and both of their transmissions went out after a few years.
May 20, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Pepe Needs an extra tire on deck
It is a good tractor compared to others I've had. Yet they fall short on the deck it bounces allot. I noticed it only has two small tires on deck compared to other brands, maybe that is the reason.
November 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Legacy Good choice! But
Although a good choice, the deck has a tendency toward scalping and uneven cutting. Number of anti-scalping wheels seems to be the answer. Most stamped deck units have more than two.
Seems a shame to manufacture such a rugged mower but stop short of making sure that it out performs stamped deck models.
June 28, 2014